Garden stripes

This is a simple lace scarf designed to showcase the colours in the Noro Silk Garden Lite.  I wanted something geometric and balanced to co-ordinate with the stripes that would result from using this yarn.  The scarf is knitted from the centre top with the top border forming the 2 ends of each row.  Each row is made up of 3 border stitches, left panel, 3 centre stitches, right panel, 3 border stitches.

Note:  Noro is notorious for a knot appearing in a ball with no relationship between the colours on either side of the knot.  To prevent a stark colour change it may be worth rewinding the balls so that you know what you have before you start and can plan appropriately.

Yarn: 2 balls x Noro Silk Garden Lite

Needles: 5.5mm

Tension: 14st and 24 rows in pattern before blocking.

Size after blocking: 117cm wide, 58cm deep.

Pattern

Setup:

Cast on 7 stitches

Row 1:k3 yo k1 yo k3

Row 2: K3 P3 K3

Row 3: k3 yo k1 yo k1 yo k1yo k3

Row 4: k3 p7 k3

Row 5: k3 yo k3 yo k1 yo k3 yo k3

Row 6: k3 p11 k3

Row 7: k3 yo k5 yo k1 yo k5 yo k3

Row 8 k3 p15 k3

Start pattern:

Each row is made up of 3 border stitches, left panel, 3 centre stitches, right panel, 3 border stitches.

Row 1: k3 yo (k2tog yo) to centre  k1 yo k1 yo k1,  (yo SSK) to border yo k3

row 2: k3 purl to border k3

row 3: k3 yo knit to centre k1 yo k1 yo k1 knit to border yo k3

row 4: k3 purl to border k3

row 5: k3 yo knit to centre k1 yo k1 yo k1 knit to border yo k3

row 6: k3 purl to border k3

Repeat pattern until required size allowing for blocking.

Finish with Row 4.

Cast off very loosely

Finishing:

The band at the top is currently in 2 halves, using the tail left from the cast on sew the first 3 stitches of the cast on row to the last 3 stitches of the cast on row.

Sew in all ends.

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12 thoughts on “Garden stripes

  1. Wen may I make a suggestion?

    In regards to the yarn, people may wish to use a substitute (ME). Would you please be able to put in specific of yarn.

    Hence weight, ply, metreage! Mainly for me who doesn’t know the specific of good quality yarn.

    Rell

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  3. Hello
    I’m so tired, it was a busy day at work. I’m happy it’s going to the end.
    Have you a busy day too? Have you got some idea for relaxing after work?
    Please help me find a solution because i feel exhausted.
    Kind regards
    Georgia

  4. i have tried to figure the color way that you have used to make this shawl but I couldn’t. I have checked all color of noro silk lite and i failed. Do you remember was what the color way number?

    Thanks, Ena

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